New Autumn Courses From Insight Education

New courses are available for you to book on, for a full listing please click here.

Our course highlights include a 5 day intensive documentary making workshop; Visual Literacy, where you can learn how the cinematic moving image communicates; and a two Apple Final Cut Pro workshops.

We will be announcing news of our Q&A and screening programs shortly, so please watch this space.

Please visit our website or email for more information.


Visual Literacy: Fundamentals of Film Form

Thu 13th Oct – Thu 03 Nov, 2011

18.15 – 21.15

UCL, Dept of Anthropology


In this four-week introductory course we will explore the function of film form in narrative cinema. Through close, shot-by-shot analyses of specific scenes, sequences and transitions in four select films, one each week, we will isolate elements of film style and examine their effects as they work in conjunction with the narrative. The aim of this detailed study of the stylistic elements of cinema is to provide filmmakers with a greater command of cinematic “grammar”, and to give students a better understanding of how films make meaning.

Tutor: Catalin Brylla

Catalin Brylla is a freelance editor, media lecturer and post-production consultant. He teaches editing theory and practice, as well as documentary production at the International Film School Wales, and the Academy of Radio, Film and Television.

To apply and for more info please click here.


Fundraising for the Arts

Tue 11th Oct – Tue 1st Nov, 2011


UCL, Dept of Anthropology


Fundraising for the Arts is a course that explores the stages of submitting a proposal for arts funding. From identifying potential funders and planning your project to writing a proposal, the course will provide key tips for pitching a winning project. Each session will explore a different area of proposal development. Participants are encouraged to bring project ideas to the course and to work on developing these ideas through practical exercises.

Course Breakdown:

Session One: Identifying Funders

Understanding the different types of funders

Getting to know your funder: tips for researching

Building relationships with funders

Session Two: Project Planning & Budgeting

Writing a coherent budget

Planning your project timeline

Understanding S.M.A.R.T. Objectives

Planning Monitoring & Evaluation

Session Three: Proposal Writing I

Articulating a need for your project

Linking project to funder priorities

Identifying & addressing weak points

Session Four: Proposal Writing II

Editing your proposal

Assessing your proposal

Meeting financial goals
For more information and to apply, please click here.


Apple Intro to Final Cut Pro

Sat 22nd Oct – Sun 23rd Oct, 2011

10.00- 18.00

UCL, Dept of Anthropology


A Two Day Practical Introduction to Final Cut Pro taught by an Apple Certified Tutor. This course will enable participants to learn and understand how to set up an editing suite, edit video and export using Final Cut Pro. Taught on powerful new iMacs containing Final Cut Studio 2. Each student will work on their own workstation.

For those wishing to expand their knowledge, there is an Intermediate FCP weekend course scheduled for November. Savings can be made if you take both together, or with our other editing courses.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


5 Day Documentary Camera Workshop

Mon 7th Nov – Fri 11th Nov


UCL, London


This is a practical hands-on week with digital video cameras designed for participants with non-professional or no previous filming experience.

Five intensive 9-hour days. We provide the equipment – you learn to use a camera to broadcast quality standards.

The course will develop the students’ critical skills of film analysis through the practical application and experience of shooting film exercises and manipulating digital media. It demystifies the process of filmmaking and opens new ways of visual reading and understanding.

You will acquire the theoretical background and the technical skills to complete a video project to broadcast standards. Through the hands-on experience of producing a 1-5 minute video exercise, you will obtain an informed critical insight of the representational capacity of digital video. You will develop and experiment with the ‘pro-filmic’ and the ‘filmic’ realities of image-driven documentation and narrative structure.

Focussing on single person filmmaking, in teams, you will complete four hands-on film exercises. A selection will be edited so you discover how to shoot for the edit. You will learn to write a proposal, present and budget a film, the legal and ethical issues, and what is the best filmic style for you, and your subject.

For more information or to book please click here.


Marketing for Creative Businesses and Events

Tue 08th Nov – Tue 29th Nov, 2011


UCL, Dept of Anthropology


This four week introductory course from a successful arts professional will introduce you to the fundamentals of marketing your creative business, whether you are a sole trader or a creative company; an artist or an arts professional. It will also be useful for anyone who wishes to market their arts events, whether locally, nationally and internationally.

Week 1 – Introduction, Defining Market and Customer Profile

What is marketing?

What is your market and who is your customer?: Building a customer profile.

How will you reach your customer? : Marketing routes- Press, PR, Website, Social Media, Direct selling, exhibitions, mail order, mailing list, networking etc.

Week 2 – Press


How to write a PR note.

Press schedules for national, regional and local press.

Participants will draft a press release and discuss effective and ineffective images.

Week 3 – Shows: Trade and Direct Selling

Finding the right show

Marketing- Before, During and After

Week 4 – Smart Networking and building your profile

Your Website – participants will discuss effective websites, picking examples from their own or others’ websites.

Social media- using blog, Twitter, Facebook, Networking in person, Newsletter, Tips for building customer loyalty.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


The Art of Documentary Editing

Thu 10th Nov – Thu 1st Dec, 2011


UCL, Dept of Anthropology


This course is targeted towards documentary practitioners who are either preparing, shooting or editing their documentary, scholars who want to analyse or write about documentaries, and people who are simply passionate about non-fiction films.

Keeping the balance between the theory OF practice and the theory IN practice each session will include discussions of how theoretical concepts relate to stylistic conventions applied in documentaries, especially from an editing perspective. Since visual storytelling informs not only shot-to-shot relations, but also style, structure, form and treatment, the analyses will look at narrative, point-of-view, representation, realism and aesthetics in documentaries.

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Arts Event Management

Sat 12th Nov – Sun 13th Nov, 2011


UCL, Dept of Anthropology


An intensive introductory weekend course in arts event management at UCL from a professional who has been organising events of all sizes in London and internationally for several years for the cultural industries as well as founding and running a successful events and education company.

The course will include:

  • Fundraising for the arts, public, private
  • Different company structures, key roles and responsibilities
  • Writing proposals, pitching projects, filling in applications
  • Conceiving, researching and developing an event or event series
  • Determining event feasibility, aims and desired outcomes
  • Sourcing potential venues, suppliers and speakers
  • Planning, budgeting and scheduling, milestones and accounts
  • Branding and marketing an event, audience development
  • Event co-ordination and managing a team, effective delegation
  • Logistics management, admin, checklists, common pitfalls
  • Event delivery on the day, dealing with the public
  • Health and safety, necessary permissions
  • Event evaluation and lessons learned
  • Networking and raising business
  • Basic business skills
  • Practical exercises
  • Handouts

For more information and to apply, please click here.


Apple Intermediate Final Cut Pro

Sat 26th Nov – Sun 27th Nov, 2011


UCL, Dept of Anthropology


A two day practical workshop in Final Cut Pro taught at an intermediate level by an Apple Certified Tutor. This course will enable participants to learn and understand how to edit sequences of digital video, customise Final Cut Pro for specific tasks, create broadcast standard titles, and to use effects and colour correction to achieve a professional edit.

This course is ideal for anyone who already has a good basic working knowledge of Final Cut Pro or who has taken the Insight course Introduction to Final Cut Pro.

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Edit a short sequence of digital video using a variety of edit tools.
  • Identify ways in which Final Cut Pro interface can be customised to suit a particular task.
  • Show skill in creating broadcast safe titles for video.
  • Use a range of key frameable effects to change a piece of video (blurs, speed, time remapping, motion settings).
  • Identify key tools for colour correction.
  • Demonstrate effective media management for online output and backup.

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Watch out for new seminars and courses, screenings, Q&As and masterclasses coming soon.

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